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Wednesday 01 November, 2006

Pipex Communications

Holding(s) in Company

Pipex Communications PLC
01 November 2006

                   NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES
1.    Name of company

      PIPEX Communications plc

2.    Name of shareholder having a major interest

      FMR Corp. and Fidelity International Limited (FIL) and their direct and indirect subsidiaries

3.    Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of holding of the shareholder
      named in 2 above or in respect of a non-beneficial interest or in the case of an individual holder
      if it is a holding of that person's spouse or children under the age of 18.

      As in 2 above

4.    Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the number of shares held by each
      of them

      Name                                    Man'ment Co.               Nom/Registered Name

      JP Morgan, Bournemouth                     FPM                            24,793,333

      Northern Trust London                      FPM                            19,263,300

      Mellon Bank                                FPM                             6,403,100

      Bank of New York Brussels                  FPM                             5,557,600

      State STR BK & TR Co Ldn                   FPM                             4,878,700

      Bankers Trust London                       FPM                             3,469,800

      Midland Securities Services                FPM                             1,730,200

      Brown Brothers Harriman & Co             FMRCO                                   100

      JP Morgan, Bournemouth                    FISL                            11,056,600

      Brown Bros Harriman Ltd Lux                FIL                           227,709,627

      JP Morgan, Bournemouth                     FIL                            16,454,000

      Bank of New York Brussels                  FIL                             1,661,900

      Northern Trust London                      FIL                             1,162,600


5.    Number of shares/amount of stock acquired

      N/a

6.    Percentage of issued class

      N/a

7.    Number of shares/amount of stock disposed

      Not Disclosed

8.    Percentage of issued class

      Not Disclosed

9.    Class of security

      Ordinary 1p shares

10.   Date of transaction

      Not Disclosed

11.   Date company informed

      12th October 2006

12.   Total holding following this notification

      324,140,860

13.   Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

      13.64%

14.   Any additional information

      None

15.   Name of contact and telephone number for queries

      Stewart Porter 01296 300 081

16.   Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for making 
      this notification.

      Stewart Porter, Finance Director



Date of notification: 1st November 2006




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